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After he disengaged production (melatonin and growth hormone); clear from the rock, Magnes also noticed that he could metabolically produced toxins from the body; elim- marma 81 inate free radicals; and slow down electrical brain master dowsers with magnetically shielded material activity. Whereas negative fields have a tranquiliz- affected their ability to sense weak magnetic fields. Magnetic field therapy is reported to have bene- According to Robert Todd Carroll, author of The ficial effects on such conditions as toothache, peri- Skeptic’s Dictionary (Hoboken, N. Most of the support for these notions is tral nervous system disorders, cancer, injuries, and in the form of testimonials and anecdotes, and can other conditions. Enthusiasts also claim magnets be attributed to “placebo effects and other effects used in beds, clothing, and chair pads and applied to accompanying their use” (Livingston 1998). There is the body affect the body’s ability to combat fatigue almost no scientific evidence supporting magnet and regulate body temperature even in extreme therapy. According to studies, the ble-blind study done at Baylor College of Medicine body’s electromagnetic fields are affected by the that compared the effects of magnets and sham mag- weakest magnetism and harmed if the magnetism is nets on the knee pain of 50 post-polio patients. Some patients may experimental group reported a significantly greater experience pain or symptomatic reactions to certain reduction in pain than the control group. No repli- medications or have more severe reactions to toxins cation of the study has yet been done. Also, magnets Additional information is available by contacting are not recommended for use on the abdomen dur- Bio-Electro-Magnetics Institute, 2490 West Moana ing pregnancy or for prolonged periods. Some people in Japanese cities experienced form is mantram) that carry energy and vibrations symptoms including chronic fatigue and insomnia useful in meditation practices. According to that were eventually related to the fact that iron Ayurvedic medicine, chanting a mantram or and steel girders in large modern buildings mantra has healing benefits, particularly to achieve restricted the flow of the Earth’s magnetic energy. Among the most massage The scientific method of manipulating common types of massage are the following (1) the soft tissues of the body for several different pur- shiatsu, a Japanese style of massage, is performed poses: to restore basic functions of all systems of on the floor, on a mat, rather than on a massage the body as a whole (hence the term holistic), table, (2) acupressure, similar to shiatsu, mainly release tension by giving the body a chance to heal uses thumb pressure to stimulate pressure points, naturally, boost the immune system, release endor- (3) neuromuscular, also known as trigger point phins, increase circulation, improve muscle tone, therapy, uses finger pressure to address painful and rid the body of toxins. In ancient times, people of India used aims to locate and correct cerebral and spinal massage to strengthen and heal the body. The Bible imbalances or blockages that cause sensory, motor, mentions “laying the hand on the body” and or intellectual dysfunction, (6) connective tissue anointing the body with oil as a means of healing. Hippocrates, known as the father of dle layers of connective tissue (called fascia) to medicine, recommended that his patients receive relax, revitalize, and heal the body, (7) manual such treatment for overall health and said that all lymph drainage is a rhythmic pumping form of physicians should learn massage techniques. From massage designed to stimulate the movement of that point forward, hundreds of variations on the lymph fluid through the lymph vessels. It is espe- theme have been created and explored by many cially useful in the treatment of lymphedema, a different cultures. Thai medical history documents side effect of any surgery in which the lymph that Thai massage was introduced to the world by nodes are removed or of irradiation administered Jibaka Kumaru Bacha, an Indian doctor, more than in the area of the lymph nodes, (8) chair massage 2,500 years ago. He incorporated the use of herbs often occurs in public settings, such as corporate and minerals, as well as the spiritual aspect of the offices, where time is of the essence and clothes art. A special chair, rather than a respected profession, despite its unfortunate link to massage table, is used to make the recipient as prostitution and “massage parlors. This is especially useful the basis of all Western forms of massage treat- in cases when massage of certain areas of the body ment, is a full-body massage using a variety of oils is restricted, (10) The Feldenkrais Method is con- to nourish the skin—sesame, almond, coconut, and sidered useful for many types of chronic pain, grape seed, to name a few. Deep Tis- monly used for athletes, dancers, and other per- sue, for example, is often incorporated into formers, the method is said to improve balance, Swedish massage if the client has problem areas coordination, and mobility. Although it can be be performed while the person is sitting or lying meridians 83 on the floor, standing, or sitting in a chair, consists cation to pass themselves off as certified. It is prefer- principle of the universal life force energy that able to choose someone who is either state or flows in and out of the body. This means the therapist has ease, illness, and pain, they indicate a block of been taught and tested in the areas of anatomy and such energy. Practitioners are taught to detect such physiology, pathology, massage technique, mas- blockages by passing their hands above the sage-related medical treatment, and ethics. Energy imbalances can be equal- ing of massage therapists is now required in 25 ized, therefore enabling the body to heal. As of states, and an increasing number of states are 1988, the method was taught in 80 colleges and adopting the National Certification Examination. To locate a therapist, contact is a gentle technique meant for stress reduction a local school of massage for the names of qualified and relaxation. Hot and cold stone massage concerned also with an individual’s posture and the uses rock formed by volcanic and sedimentary condition of his or her intestinal tract. More infor- action to manipulate the muscles and induce mation is available in the book Health through Inner relaxation and healing. These oils are used to affect the way you feel, such as to deepen relaxation, rid the mind of worry, meditation The art and science of quieting and or energize. Aromatherapy adds the air of luxury centering the mind and coordinating breathing for and pampering to a massage session. Before accept- the purpose of achieving deep relaxation and clar- ing such treatment, the client should be sure the ity of thinking. Check with a physician before related to one’s emotional or mental condition and having a massage treatment after recent surgery moods. Fourteen pathways uncommon for people with little or no formal edu- go to and from the hands and feet to the torso and 84 mesmerism head. Twelve main bilateral meridians correspond to beings possess a life force or energy beyond the the 12 major organs—liver, spleen, heart, stomach, physical constitution, and that energy may become kidneys, lungs, etc. Six meridians pertain to the blad- blocked or unbalanced in some way, causing illness der, gallbladder, stomach, small intestine, and large or injury or dysfunction. Moreover, the blockage intestine, and the Triple Burner (which regulates may be either physical or emotional, current or his- overall body temperature) is related to the trans- torical, in origin. Chinese practition- Acting as a catalyst for the client, the meta- ers believe imbalances, blockages, or disharmonies morphic practitioner uses a light touch on points along points of any of the meridians cause symptoms known as the spinal reflexes in the feet, hands, of illness. The Metamorphic Technique is not a therapy or a treatment, since it is not concerned mesmerism The technique of “animal magnet- with addressing specific symptoms or problems. It can be used alone or complement conventional or alternative medicine therapies.

The toxic effects include severe cardiac arrhythmias generic cialis black 800 mg with amex diabetes erectile dysfunction wiki, nausea buy cialis black 800mg amex erectile dysfunction treatment exercises, vomiting and general debility. These herbs, which are used to treat asthma, bronchitis and toothache, may contain hyoscine, hyoscyamine and atropine, and can cause flushed skin, dilated pupils, confusion and coma. Podophyllum pleianthum]) is a species of the May apple that is used for the treatment of weakness and snake bites. The resin is extracted from the plant rhizome and is thought to Traditional Chinese medicine | 165 contain a toxin that can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Between November 2003 and June 2004 four patients developed severe acute liver injury within 2 months of starting to take a slimming aid (Shubao), widely available in the West Midlands of England. Laboratory analysis showed adulteration with N-nitrosofenfluramine, a recognised hepatotoxin. Chinese infants are frequently given huang lian (Coptis chinensis) by their mothers to clear up ‘products of pregnancy’. Yin-chen hao (Artemisia scoparia) is used for the treatment of neonatal jaundice and has a similar effect although it does not contain berberine. Concurrent use with orthodox medicines There are two problems here: an enhanced activity from the herbal medicine or the orthodox medicine, or both, and an intrinsic toxicity, real or threatened, from the allopathic ingredient. Aristolochia is an example of a herb that not only is toxic in its own right but also its administration concurrently with allopathic drugs in Chinese herbal preparations (albeit inadvertently) may potentiate its action, causing severe adverse reactions (see below). More recently, the New Zealand Director General of Health advised consumers against taking a Chinese product known as cheng kum because it contained a pharmacy- only antihistamine that could cause drowsiness. They were advertised for use in the treatment of various conditions, including the promotion of joint mobility, healthy skin, as a support during menopause and of benefit while consuming alcoholic drinks. The Ministry of Health made the ruling following complaints from doctors about the product. Another example is the intentional inclusion of steroids in oral175 and topical preparations176 used for the treatment of dermatological conditions. Following reports of positive clinical effects in the treatment of eczema, 11 Chinese herbal creams were analysed. The authors concluded that the risk of adverse reactions with such potent steroids is increased by their inappropriate use and application to areas of thin skin and on the face. It has been suggested that exported herbal remedies have been adulter- ated with synthetic drugs to improve their activity, and their popularity, in western countries. A dangerous evolution in the formulation of a Chinese herbal arthritis cure, Chuifong Toukuwan, manufactured by a laboratory in Hong Kong, has been dsecribed. The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medic- inal Products in London has a working party on herbal medicinal products, with the remit to include pharmacovigilance and the introduction of safety measures throughout member states. Currently, Chinese herbal suppliers are engaged in agreeing guide- lines to ensure that their medicines are of the highest quality and free from adulterants. Although still in its infancy, this approved suppliers’ scheme has provided a framework for future initiatives to increase confidence in the quality of Chinese herbs and herbal products. The aristolochia story – a complex problem180 Severe concerns about the safety of the herb Aristolochia arose in early 1992, when two women presented with extensive interstitial renal fibrosis to doctors in a Belgian clinic that specialised in weight-loss regimens. In the mid-1990s the formula was supplemented by the addition of powdered extracts of Chinese herbs. Subsequently, it was established from an epidemiological survey that Stephania tetrandra was the only herb associated with all the cases of renal disease. Most unexpectedly, the alkaloid normally derived from Stephania – tetrandrine – could not be found in the capsules taken by the affected patients. It was finally concluded that the Stephania tetrandra (han fang ji) must have been inadvertently replaced by Aristolochia fangchi (guang fang ji) in the powdered extracts delivered to Belgian suppliers. Herbal ingredients are usually traded using their common Chinese names and this can lead to confusion during translation. About 185 kg of the substituted han fang ji 168 | Traditional medicine was distributed to practitioners throughout Belgium but it was only one particular clinic that reported problems. The intrinsic nephrotoxic effects of the Aristolochia may have been potentiated in this case by the combination of orthodox drugs administered concurrently. The British National Formu- lary186 states that the use of diuretics for weight loss is inappropriate; this would seem to question the wisdom of including acetazolamide in the product. The Belgian medical authorities have also warned doctors not to prescribe slimming products composed of appetite inhibitors and diuretics. The women may have been more vulnerable to adverse reactions due to a weakening of general health caused by the calorie-controlled diet that they were following. Since 1994 a total of seven cases of Chinese herb nephropathy have been reported in France. In 1998 a case of reversible acute hepatitis in a patient using a Chinese herbal tea was reported in the Netherlands. Also around this time a case was reported in Spain of a patient with renal failure resulting from chronic intake of an infu- sion made with a mixture of herbs containing A. Her only existing medication was a herbal prepa- ration that she had been taking for about 2 years to treat her eczema. Renal function tests and a biopsy revealed substantial tubular atrophy and inter- stitial fibrosis in the cortex. The second patient was a 57-year-old woman who was admitted with renal failure and a 6-month history of anorexia, lethargy, nausea and weight loss. Subsequently, it was found that both patients had been exposed to aris- tolochic acids as a result of ingesting A. Of the 14 samples tested, a raw herbal material and a manufactured clematis product were found to contain Aristolochia. Pharmokinetic data for aristolochic acids 1 and 11 have been studied in rats, mice, guinea-pigs, dogs and humans after oral treatment. After oral administration, aristolochic acid 1 was readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. After oral administration of aristolochic acid 1 to rats, about 91% of the dose was recovered from the excreta, equally divided in the urine and faeces. In vivo and in vitro studies have shown that aristolochic acids are both nephrotoxic and carcinogenic. Hence most European Union states have taken regulatory action to protect the public from unlicensed medicines that contain Aristolochia. It is unfortunate that such action is neces- sary and some would say that this represents another example of the government restricting consumers’ choice. Effective control is vital to ensure that the herb is used under appropriate supervision and is of the highest quality. Homoeopathic medicines were unaffected by the legislation, although it is possible that at a later date the potencies (strengths) available could be restricted to those above 9c, when the dilution is of such magnitude that no molecules of drug are considered to be present. Much confusion has arisen regarding the presence of heavy metals probably due in part to the way news is reported in the press. There have been reports of herbal products contaminated with extremely high levels of heavy metals when in fact the heavy metals were an intended constituent of the formula.

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The results showed that the two different methods resulted in different beliefs about the causes of heart attack and different importance placed upon these causes purchase cialis black 800 mg free shipping impotence zargan. Specifically purchase genuine cialis black erectile dysfunction drugs in bangladesh, when using the questionnaire smoking and stress came out as more important causes than family history, whereas when using the vignette smoking and family history came out as more important causes than stress. The results showed stressors, fate or luck were more common beliefs about causes when using interval rating scales (i. These illness cognitions have been incorporated into a model of illness behaviour to examine the relationship between an individual’s cognitive repre- sentation of their illness and their subsequent coping behaviour. This model is based on approaches to problem solving and suggests that illness/symptoms are dealt with by individuals in the same way as other problems (see Chapter 4 for details of other models of problem solving). It is assumed that given a problem or a change in the status quo the individual will be motivated to solve the problem and re-establish their state of normality. Traditional models describe problem solving in three stages: (1) interpretation (making sense of the problem); (2) coping (dealing with the problem in order to regain a state of equilibrium); and (3) appraisal (assessing how successful the coping stage has been). According to models of problem solving these three stages will continue until the coping strategies are deemed to be successful and a state of equilibrium has been attained. In terms of health and illness, if healthiness is an individual‘s normal state, then any onset of illness will be interpreted as a problem and the individual will be motivated to re-establish their state of health (i. These stages have been applied to health using the self-regulatory model of illness behaviour (see Figure 3. Once the individual has received information about the possibility of illness through these channels, according to theories of problem solving, the individual is then moti- vated to return to a state of ‘problem-free’ normality. According to Leventhal, the problem can be given meaning by accessing the individual’s illness cognitions. Therefore, the symptoms and social messages will contribute towards the development of illness cognitions, which will be constructed according to the following dimensions: identity, cause, consequences, time line, cure/ control. These cognitive representations of the ‘problem’ will give the problem meaning and will enable the individual to develop and consider suitable coping strategies. However, a cognitive representation is not the only consequence of symptom percep- tion and social messages. The identification of the problem of illness will also result in changes in emotional state. For example, perceiving the symptom of pain and receiving the social message that this pain may be related to coronary heart disease may result in anxiety. Therefore, any coping strategies have to relate to both the illness cognitions and the emotional state of the individual. Stage 2: Coping The next stage in the self-regulatory model is the development and identification of suitable coping strategies. Coping can take many forms, which will be discussed in detail later in this chapter and in Chapter 11. However, two broad categories of coping have been defined that incorporate the multitude of other coping strategies: approach coping (e. When faced with the problem of illness, the individual will therefore develop coping strategies in an attempt to return to a state of healthy normality. This involves individuals evalu- ating the effectiveness of the coping strategy and determining whether to continue with this strategy or whether to opt for an alternative one. This process is regarded as self-regulatory because the three components of the model (interpretation, coping, appraisal) interrelate in order to maintain the status quo (i. Therefore, if the individual’s normal state (health) is disrupted (by illness), the model proposes that the individual is motivated to return the balance back to normality. For example: s Symptom perception may result in an emotional shift, that may exacerbate the perception of symptoms (e. The aim of the study was to test directly elements of Leventhal’s self-regulatory model and to examine whether the way an individual makes sense of their illness (their illness repre- sentation) and the way they cope with their illness (their coping strategies) relates to their level of functioning (the outcome measure). Methodology Subjects A total of 520 members of the Australian and New Zealand Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society were sent an invitation to take part in the study, of whom 308 returned the consent forms and were sent a questionnaire. These subjects ranged in age from 18 to 81, 61 per cent were married, 55 per cent had received tertiary education and the mean length of illness was 10. Design The study involved a cross-sectional design with all subjects completing a questionnaire once. Measures Subjects were sent a questionnaire consisting of the following measures: 1 The Illness Perception Questionnaire. This questionnaire measured illness representa- tions and included items reflecting the following aspects of illness representations: s Identity: This consisted of a set of 12 core symptoms (e. Subjects were asked to rate each symptom according to how often they experienced them from ‘never’ to ‘all the time’. Results The relationship between components of illness representations The results showed that a strong illness identity was related to a belief in serious con- sequences and a more chronic time line (e. The relationship between illness representations and coping The results showed a positive relationship between identity (the illness representation) and coping strategies such as planning venting emotions, behavioural disengagement and mental disengagement (e. The results also showed a positive relationship between consequences (the illness representation) and coping strategies such as planning, suppression of competing activities, seeking emo- tional social support, venting emotions, mental disengagement (e. In addition, the results showed a positive relationship between internal control/cure (the illness representation) and coping strategies such as active coping, planning, positive reinterpretation and a negative relationship with behavioural disengagement (e. Finally, the results showed a belief that the illness would last a long time (the illness representation) was related to coping by suppressing competing activities, behavioural disengagement (e. The relationship between illness representations and level of functioning The results showed that the illness representation components of illness identity, emo- tional causes of the illness, controllability/curability and consequences had the strongest overall association with measures of functioning, suggesting that individuals who had the most symptoms, believed that their illness was out of their control, caused by stress and had serious consequences, showed low levels of psychological adjustment and well-being and higher levels of dysfunction. In addition, the results provide support for Leventhal’s self-regulatory model as illness representations were related to coping and a measure of outcome (level of functioning). However, because of the cross-sectional nature of the design it is not possible to say whether illness representations cause changes in either coping or outcome and as the authors conclude ‘only a prospective design can clarify some of these issues’. Problems with assessment This dynamic, self-regulatory process suggests a model of cognitions that is complex and intuitively sensible, but poses problems for attempts at assessment and intervention. For example: 1 If the different components of the self-regulatory model interact, should they be measured separately? For example, is the belief that an illness has no serious consequences an illness cognition or a coping strategy? For example, is the appraisal that symptoms have been reduced a successful outcome or is it a form of denial (a coping strategy)? The individual processes involved in the self-regulatory model will now be examined in greater detail. However, symptom perception is not a straightforward process (see Chapter 12 for details of pain perception). For example, what might be a sore throat to one person could be another’s tonsillitis and whereas a retired person might consider a cough a serious problem a working person might be too busy to think about it. Pennebaker (1983) has argued that there are individual differences in the amount of attention people pay to their internal states. For example, Pennebaker (1983) reported that individuals who were more focused on their internal states tended to overestimate changes in their heart rate compared with subjects who were externally focused.

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